Indiana Pacers vs Orlando Magic Prediction, 3/2/2022 NBA Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Indiana Pacers vs Orlando Magic
Date: Wednesday, March 2, 2022
Location: Amway Center in Orlando, FL
TV: Bally Sports Florida
Amway Center is where the Orlando Magic (15-47) will attempt to beat the Indiana Pacers (21-42) on Wednesday.
The Pacers faced off with the Magic and went home with a loss by a final score of 119-103 in their last contest. Indiana ended having earned a 48.6% field goal percentage (35 out of 72) and knocked down 15 out of their 36 3-point shots. At the free throw line, the Pacers made 18 of their 25 shots for a percentage of 72.0%. When discussing pulling down boards, they earned 39 with 4 of them being of the offensive sort. They also doled out 22 dimes in this game as well as forcing the other team into 2 turnovers and having 4 steals. Pertaining to defense, Indiana allowed the other team to shoot 46.9% from the floor on 45 out of 96 shooting. Orlando earned 39 assists and had 29 steals in this matchup. Additionally, Orlando snagged 29 rebounds (10 offensive, 19 defensive) and earned 6 rejections. Orlando walked away from this one shooting 77.3% from the charity stripe by making 17 of their 22 attempts. They converted 12 of their 37 shots from distance. With respect to personal fouls, the Pacers finished with 18 while the Magic had 10 personal fouls.
Tyrese Haliburton is one guy who played a role in the matchup. He ended up walking away with 23 points on 7 of 13 shooting. He was on the court for 33 mins and also snagged 5 boards. Haliburton finished the contest at 53.8% from the floor and earned 7 assists.
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Indiana will take the court with a win-loss record of 21-42 so far this season. They average 109.7 points per game (15th in the league) while hitting 45.9% from the floor. The Pacers are hitting 33.9% on three-point shots (752 of 2,216) and 75.9% from the free throw line. As a team, Indiana is pulling down 44.6 rebounds per contest and has totaled 1,550 assists on the campaign, which ranks 9th in basketball in terms of passing the rock. They turn the ball over 14.4 times per contest and as a squad they commit 20.4 fouls per contest.
When they are on defense, the Pacers are able to force 13.0 turnovers every game while drawing 19.4 fouls. They give up 36.0% from beyond the arc while they are 22nd in the league in opponents PPG (112.3). The Pacers are allowing and opponent field goal percentage of 47.2% (2,610 of 5,525) and they surrender 43.2 boards per contest as a unit. They are 12th in basketball in allowing assists to the opposition with 1,490 conceded so far this year.
In their last game, the Magic walked away with a victory by a final of 119-103 against the Pacers. When talking about rebounds, Orlando allowed Indiana to grab 35 overall (4 on the offensive side). They finished 41.7% from distance by hitting 15 out of 36 and ended up going 18 out of 25 at the charity stripe (72.0%). The Magic allowed the Pacers to knock down 35 of their 72 tries from the floor which gave them a percentage of 48.6% in the game. When the final whistle blew, the Magic finished the game shooting 45 for 96 from the floor which had them sitting at 46.9%. Regarding 3-point attempts, Orlando knocked down 12 of their 37 tries (32.4%). They were able to knock down 17 of those for a rate of 77.3%. The Pacers earned 21 personal fouls in this game which took the Magic to the charity stripe for 22 tries. They coughed up the ball 10 times, while getting 10 steals in this contest. The Magic were able to collect 29 defensive boards and 10 offensive boards for a total of 39 for the contest.
Wendell Carter Jr. was important for the Magic in this matchup. Carter Jr. tallied 21 points in his 28 mins on the court and added 1 assist in the game. He knocked down 8 out of 10 in this matchup giving him a field goal percentage of 80.0%, and had 12 rebounds.
Orlando has a mark of 15-47 on the season. When it comes to offense, the Magic are shooting 43.5% from the floor, which is 27th in the league. Orlando has accounted for 6,437 points for the campaign (103.8 per game) and they pull down 43.5 rebounds per game. They are assisting teammates 23.3 times per contest (22nd in the league) and they are giving up possession 14.7 times per game. The Magic have committed 19.7 personal fouls every game and they connect on 78.6% from the free throw line.
The Magic defensively are ranked 21st in basketball in PPG given up with 111.8. They are forcing 13.5 turnovers per game and allow teams to shoot 46.1% from the field (18th in the league). The Orlando defense allows 36.5% on shots from behind the 3-point line (806 of 2,211) and opponents are making 77.1% of their shots from the charity stripe. They give up 24.7 dimes and 46.7 rebounds on a nightly basis, ranking them 17th and 25th in the league.
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Orlando
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